Definition of descriptor in English:


Line breaks: de|scrip¦tor
Pronunciation: /dɪˈskrɪptə


  • 1 Linguistics A word or expression used to describe or identify something.
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    • Values are expressed as mean [+ or -] SD, and the word descriptors are expressed as [chi square] or by p value.
    • Next, I determined whether the literature distribution is different across different key word descriptors describing environmental endocrine disruption.
    • The descriptor words themselves appeared one or more times within a particular obituary or across different obituaries.
  • 2 Computing A piece of stored data that indicates how other data is stored.
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    • Since Linux stores the process descriptor and the kernel mode process stack in a single 8KB memory area, we can use this fact and avoid allocating memory for labeling the subjects.
    • Method of scheduling interrupts to the linked lists of transfer descriptors scheduled at intervals on a serial bus
    • Scanning an array of descriptors or waiting for data consumes processing time.

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